Course info
Jul 7, 2010
2h 33m

Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) allows developers to create declarative application logic for quicker development, simplification of complex tasks, and management of long-running business logic. Learn how to use WF in your web applications, web services, or any .NET application. This is the first in a series of short courses on WF 4, and lays the foundation for other courses. Future courses will focus on particular development areas such as activity development, workflow services, hosting, designers, etc. This course is focused on WF in .NET 4. No knowledge of WF in .NET 3.x is assumed or required/recommended. For users interested in WF 3 (used in SharePoint 2007/2010), we recommend the Windows Workflow Fundamentals course which covers WF 3.

About the author
About the author

Matt is an independent consultant with expertise in web application design and development and systems integration. As a writer, Matt has contributed to several journals and magazines such as MSDN Magazine. Matt regularly shares his love of technology by speaking at local, regional, and international conferences such as DevWeek, Prairie Dev Con, That Conference, and VS Live. As a Pluralsight Author, Matt has created more than 30 courses on the topics of web, mobile, and cloud development.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introducing Windows Workflow Foundation 4
Matt Milner: Welcome to this module on introducing Windows Workflow Foundation 4. I'm Matt Milner an instructor with Pluralsight. In this module, we're going to take a look at some of the core concepts that underlie Windows Workflow Foundation. So just declarative programming. And what that means, and why it's beneficial to you as a developer. We'll look at reactive programs for a certain type of programs where Windows Workflow Foundation really provides you a lot of benefit. And then we'll take a pass at Windows Workflow Foundation to see all the different features that it provides. To understand some of the core concepts around what a workflow is. How you build them, and what it means to go out and execute your program logic in this new framework.

Programming workflows in WF 4
Welcome to this module on Programming Workflows in Windows Workflow Foundation 4. My name is Matt Milner and I'm an instructor with Pluralsight. In this module, we're going to take a look at how you define your workflows or define your workflow programs. As part of that, we'll take a look at the role that variables and arguments play in those definitions and how you use them. We'll also see how you apply control flow or manage the control flow of your application using activities. And we'll look at expressions which is something that's unique to workflow and how you use those within your workflow and activity definitions. And finally, we'll take a look at imperative workflow definitions or being able to define workflows within C sharp or Visual Basic code.